USA Gymnastics Wieber wins women's all-around title at 2011 World Championships In a thrilling, down-to-the wire finish, Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA, won the women’s world all-around title at the 2011 World Championships at the Tokyo Metropolitan gym.
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In a thrilling, down-to-the wire finish, Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA, won the women’s world all-around title at the 2011 World Championships at the Tokyo (Japan) Metropolitan Gymnasium. Wieber, who is just the sixth U.S. woman to win this prestigious title, edged out Russia’s Victoria Komova, who dropped into second place following her floor routine. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., U.S. Olympic Training Center, and Danell Leyva of Homestead, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), are competing in the men’s all-around on Oct. 14.
“I feel amazing,” said Wieber. “I was so surprised. I wasn’t expecting to come out on top but I am really happy and glad that I did enough on that floor routine to make it. To come in here and achieve one of my goals that I have had since I was a little kid is so exciting. I am very happy to have this gold medal around my neck.”
Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass., finished fourth, making a remarkable jump in the all-around rankings after a mistake on the uneven bars.
“I am happy that I was able to come back strong and still place fourth in the world,” said Raisman. “I wish I would have made my bar routine because I was so close to medaling.”
On vault, Wieber earned a 15.716 for her Amanar, which is a Yurchenko two-and-a-half twist. Raisman, the last to go on vault posted a 15.233 for her Yurchenko double full. Wieber and Raisman had the top two scores for the first rotation.
Wieber was up first on the uneven bars and fought through a small mistake to finish strong with her Tkatchev and a stuck double layout dismount for a 13.600. Raisman also found trouble on the uneven bars but finished with a stuck double-front dismount, earning a 12.900.
On the balance beam, Raisman came back strong, earning a 14.525 for her routine that included a double Arabian dismount. Wieber was last up and performed a solid routine with a standing full to back handspring and her back handspring, back handspring two-and-a-half twist dismount. She earned a 15.266 and moved into second in the all-around rankings at 44.582, behind Komova at 45.016.
Raisman finished with a great performance on floor, executing a one-and-a-half to double Arabian, punch front for her first pass, followed by a pike double Arabian (with great amplitude), triple full and double pike. She earned a 14.900 and finished with an all-around total of 57.588. Competing next to last in the rotation, Wieber’s passes included a double-twisting double back; a one-and-a-half to triple full; two-and-a-half to layout; and finished up with a double pike. She received a 14.800, for a 59.382 total. Komova was the last gymnast up, earning a 14.333 and the all-around silver.
“I have no words,” said John Geddert, Wieber’s coach. “There are no words to describe this (her winning the title).